Over the years I have had many snippets of advice, but 2 stick out and are very helpful.
1. Hope for the best and prepare for the worst.
2. You have 2 ears and 1 mouth, use them in that proportion.
Any ‘junction’ in my life I have used point 1, preparing for a worst case scenario takes the edge off any disappointment and doubles the joy of any success.
Point 2 was something I learned when I was younger, sometimes it’s better to shut up and listen.